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Book of Hours

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Item Description

Title / Supplied: Book of Hours


  • Catholic Church

Source Document

Extent: 2 pages

Extent: 1 leaf : parchment ; 170 x 128 (132 x 90) mm.

Date Created: 1425 [inferred] - 1475 [inferred]


Layout: Written in 19 long lines; unruled. Decoration: Canticle initials are gold on a blue background with red, green, and white knotted decoration. Verse initials are plain, alternating between red and blue. Canticles are noted in rubrics with Arabic numerals in margin.


Not bound.


Written in a Humanistic Script.


Texts are canticles from Psalms (Iuxta LXX) 119:7-122:4.

Genre(s): codices

Language(s): Latin

Place: Italy

Note [Digital Version]

2010-08-19, Center for Digital Initiatives, University of Vermont Libraries

Note [Provenance]

Brown gift.

Note [Incipit]

...[pa]cificus cum loquebar illis impugnabant me gratis.

Type of Resource: text

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Preferred citation

Book of Hours, 1957.17.2, Robert Hull Fleming Museum, University of Vermont, (accessed January 20, 2018)

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This is a leaf from a well-known volume written by the scribe Pietro Ursuleo. For details of the parent MS see M. Manion et al., Medieval and Renaissance MSS in New Zealand collections (1989) pp.100-101 no.89 and fig.164. I recently identified another leaf in Holland (see Catalogue of the medieval manuscripts and incunables ... at Huis Bergh Castle, 2013,

- Peter Kidd